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Daily Brief: Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2015

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Jan. 28, 2015
Events today

  • 3:45 p.m. – Lt. Gov. Smith will swear in Adam Duininck as the chair of the Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert St. N, St. Paul.

2016 election
Matching GOP presidential candidates with those who tried before, New York Times
Budget (state)
Dayton uses budget hammer to send a message, MPR
Dayton’s budget focused squarely on education, Session Daily
Governor’s budget continues to invest in a strong future for Minnesota, Minnesota Budget Project
Dayton’s budget for education draws positive labor response, Workday Minnesota
Dayton budget blueprint earmarks most of state spending increase for education, Star Tribune
Dayton lifts education in $42 billion budget but test awaits, WCCO
Gov. Dayton unveils education-focused state budget proposal, Fox 9
Dayton budget funds early learning, broadband, tax relief, KSTP
Dayton budget plan focuses on education, KARE
Education-focused Dayton budget covers a wide range of issues, Capitol Chatter

Congressional delegation
Unhappy with first response, Sen. Al Franken pushes Uber again on privacy, Star Tribune
Al Franken’s massive new target: Why he’s taking on shady credit rating agencies, Salon

Regional haze agreement OK’d, Mesabi Daily News

House passes Paulsen’s anti-trafficking legislation, MinnPost

Rep. Collin Peterson: I am planning on running again next year, Star Tribune
Gov. Dayton threatens to hold back money over MnSCU and light-rail disputes, Pioneer Press
Analysis: Gov. Mark Dayton sticks to his guns, Pioneer Press
Department of Human Services
Budget squeeze forces downsizing at Minnesota DHS, Star Tribune
Education (early)
Education (higher)
Dayton sends budget message to feuding MnSCU faculty, officials, Star Tribune
Education (K-12)
School officials say Dayton’s education budget falls short, MPR
Dayton would spend most of surplus on education, MPR

GOP lawmakers: Dayton’s $42B budget too big, WCCO
Republicans on Dayton budget: too big, wrong priorities, Star Tribune
How Obama’s immigration order affects Minnesotans, MPR

Minneapolis Parks Board
Dayton plays hardball with Minneapolis Parks Board, MinnPost
Minnesota Senate
Draft opinion: Sen. Tomassoni’s new job not a conflict, Star Tribune
Predatory lending
Religious leaders protest at Minneapolis payday loan store, demand more protections, MinnPost
Sex offender program
Dayton proposes allocating $11 million to reform sex offender program, Star Tribune
House GOP thinks transportation funds are Monopoly money, MinnPost
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce proposes alternative transportation funding mechanism,MinnPost
Transportation fix, it’s all in the timing, Star Tribune
Dayton calls for railroad tax changes, new fee in budget to pay for safety improvements, Star Tribune

Voting rights
Voting rights high on new Secretary of State’s agenda, Fergus Falls Journal

Pro-wolf groups seek ‘threatened’ status to allow flexible management, Pioneer Press

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